Apparent Ballot Stuffing Filmed During Tajik Polls

Radio Free Europe

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 22 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia.

Instances of what appears to be ballot stuffing were filmed during the presidential election in Tajikistan on October 11. Two men throwing multiple ballot papers in the ballot box are shown at the beginning of this RFE/RL video from the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. The Central Asian country has been ruled by the autocratic Emomali Rahmon since 1992.

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